XEROPHYTIC FERN. Triangular bipinnate to tripinnate leaves with
flat (not beadlike) leaflet segments. Upper side of leaf is finely
white hairy, lower side is covered in felty tan fuzz (not scales).
In the Empires, uncommon among shady outcrops of any rock type. Easily
confused with C. eatonii but the latter is more robust and the underside
is scaly rather than fuzzy.
FAMILY: Pteridaceae (True Ferns)